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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Oct 30, 1999, 19:41
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2019, 03:14  Frans 
 
Dacote wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 12:55:
Is there anyway the site could have a breaking news red flashing banner
Important stories are already entered in the Stories of Note side bar (if Blue doesn't forget ).

Red flashing banners are so geocities-90's...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2019, 11:27  Frans 
 
I can't see it as anything but a positive.
I wholeheartedly agree. But you already knew that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 04:07  Frans 
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 15:18:
Great move on Twitter. Please do the same with Facebook. I "liked" the page but I had to unfollow it due to flooding.
Frequent updating there ceased after March 20, 2018. All updating, in fact.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2019, 17:35  Frans 
 
Darks wrote on Jun 24, 2019, 15:12:
Kind of thought that was why they had the outage over the weekend? I thought that was when he moved it.
The server is in a data center and not moving -- nor did it have a real outage as far as I know.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2019, 11:13  Frans 
 
Blue wrote on May 11, 2019, 13:58:
Oh, I see... I'm guessing it was actually intentional on retired's part and he manually changed the thread ID to match his question.

Looks like Sepharo figured out the same thing.
Right. But I've now updated the post-confirmation code to disallow this, in all boards.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Future posting May 12, 2019, 13:28  Frans 
 
Sepharo wrote on May 11, 2019, 13:57:
Oh my. This doen't seem to be the same as what batman did, but arguably worse lol

Edit: I guess it was, just nobody noticed Batman's "No Subject" post back in 2011
Right. My description about laying dormant and resurfacing (re. Retired's post) was inaccurate, because I didn't realize it was present in the topic listing that way all this time, until your "test" reproduced the situation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: when will we get here? May 11, 2019, 13:45  Frans 
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 10, 2019, 17:43:
jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2019, 13:49:
Retired wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 21:20:
200,000 Comment threads.
When will it arrive?
wat the wat
How does retired's post date become Aug 12, 2011, 21:20
This was a crazy one. The post by Retired has been in the database for a really long time, since the actual 12 Aug 2011 timestamp in fact. It has post-id 690507 which corresponds with other posts made around that timestamp, and around the thread-id 1244xx time frame.

But post 690507 itself had thread-id 200000 all this time (verified in a database backup of Mar 2 and I didn't bother with older backups of last year). So the post didn't show up with the thread it was meant to be posted to, but laid dormant in the database until actual topic 200000 was created. Then it resurfaced. It's alive! Alive!

I have no idea which topic the post should have been assigned to, and why/how it ended up with thread-id 200000 instead. But I guess I'm now gonna leave with this topic.

And no, there aren't any other posts with wacky out-of-order thread ids.
 
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News Comments > Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement
9. Re: Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement Apr 20, 2019, 11:56  Frans 
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 17:15:
Is this part of the secret, behind the scenes shenanigans?
Nope, those are way more <muffled voice>...
 
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News Comments > More Epic Games Store Exclusives Include PC Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human
77. Re: More Epic Games Store Exclusives Include PC Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Bec Mar 21, 2019, 14:04  Frans 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 21, 2019, 13:01:
So you are saying Epic broke the database? ^^
Heh, no, it was an oversight during the integration of Chatbear by Bagpuss with Blammo by Furn around the turn of the century.

Only because stories rarely have Subjects this long, did it go unnoticed until today (on any previous occasions, I didn't happen to be monitoring the error log).

RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2019, 13:02:
Thanks for keeping the forum glued together with nothing but bubblegum, caffeine and your knowledge. I hope you never run out of any of them.
I personally don't care for bubblegum, but yeah, that and band-aids do come in handy occasionally to patch up this place.
 
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News Comments > More Epic Games Store Exclusives Include PC Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human
68. Re: More Epic Games Store Exclusives Include PC Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Bec Mar 21, 2019, 12:56  Frans 
 
Because of the overly long story Subject and, consequently, post Subject, 6 posts attempted to this thread were not stored in the database. I've made a quick change to truncate the post subject to the size of the database column (100 chars). This post is a test.

The affected posts were by users Task (3), Qbex (2) and Acleacius. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2019, 08:10  Frans 
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 20, 2019, 14:02:
Where shall we send a ton of gold to make sure you'll stick with us, Blue?
Patreon, later this year. Floating
 
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General Discussion > Odd site behavior in Chrome?
2. Re: Odd site behavior in Chrome? Mar 21, 2019, 07:51  Frans 
 
I had this in Firefox (not Chrome) for a while but not in the last few days. So the theory about its cause that I considered, no longer holds up.

The solution was already covered a few days ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2019, 12:41  Frans 
 
Very sad to read the news I feared, but hoped wouldn't come so soon. I feel privileged to have met (way back in 2007) both Gunnar and Hudson, and know what wonderful friends they were to MrsBlue and you. My sincere condolences.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2019, 05:38  Frans 
 
Thanks Blue and everyone for the kind wishes. Happy  
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News Comments > 2084 Early Access
4. Re: etc. Dec 15, 2018, 03:14  Frans 
 
Blue wrote on Dec 15, 2018, 00:12:
deqer wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 10:24:
Can't delete my post. Site still says "The email address/password combination you entered does not have the appropriate permission to delete this comment." even though I'm logged in and can edit my settings.
Apologies, but post deletion is an administrative function.
I added the word 'administrative' to the message to (hopefully...) make it even clearer that this is a matter of board rights.
 
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News Comments > SIGIL Trailer and Q&A
3. Re: SIGIL Trailer and Q&A Dec 11, 2018, 08:46  Frans 
 
Kajetan wrote on Dec 11, 2018, 07:44:
And two years ago, he released a single map, which was way better than most user maps ever since.
Two maps, actually.
 
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General Discussion > Suggestions for Old Blue's News' RSS Feed...
2. Re: Suggestions for Old Blue's News' RSS Feed... Dec 7, 2018, 09:01  Frans 
 
Ant wrote on Nov 17, 2018, 21:13:
https://www.bluesnews.com/news/news_1_0.rdf should show dates and times. None of the RSS feed readers show them. Blue and/or Frans, please kindly update it to include them?
I rarely check the forums, so email would have gained a quicker response. As would requesting it, like, a decade earlier. But better late than never, UTC date/timestamps are now included.

With a plural subject, what is your next suggestion?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2018, 17:52  Frans 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 14:49:
Frans wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 14:42:
You didn't hard-refresh, I take it?
Hmm, I launched it in a new browser and one updated, but the other didn't -- how could that have happened? Weird.
Because I also fixed the filename of the first one (gunnaranddder -> gunnaranddeer ) so it was a "new" image.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2018, 14:42  Frans 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 13:27:
Frans wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 11:50:
Actually, it didn't as such, but I fixed up everything now.
One out of two ain't bad?
You didn't hard-refresh, I take it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2018, 11:50  Frans 
 
Blue wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 09:48:
our screenshots script would flip them sideways
Actually, it didn't as such, but I fixed up everything now.
 
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